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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: A working session on climate change and the impact of the environment got under way last hour. There will be another session focusing in on the roll of the private sector in fighting climate change and from here, the focus shifts to what's called the COP26 climate meeting that's about to begin in Scotland.
Later today, President Biden will lead a discussion on the supply chain issues affecting the United States and other world economies. He'll also focus in on the short-term efforts to relieve bottlenecks in the system as well as long-term solutions. As the summit wraps up, the president is scheduled to hold a solo news conference later today. He'll face questions from reporters about his stalled economic agenda back at home as well.
And we just learned, just moments ago, that President Biden did, did raise concerns over turkey's purchase of a Russian anti-missile system, air defense system, during his meeting with the Turkish President Erdogan.
Our chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins and CNN international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson.
We're watching all of this unfold.
The statement that White House released I thought was significant, saying the president reaffirmed our defense partnership with Turkey's importance as a NATO ally, but noted U.S. concerns over Turkey's possession of the Russian S-400 missile system.
KAITLAN COLLINS, CNN CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: And it's that word "but" that is critical, saying yes that we do appreciate Turkey as a NATO ally but this main concern they have is over this missile system that they bought from Russia which, of course, outraged a lot of NATO allies, a lot of members of Congress who said that this is not what they should be doing. The thing that was conflicting was that they were doing that whiles also seeking to purchase these U.S. stealth fighter jets. And so, that was the concern that so many people had over this. And so, President Biden clearly did raise it. That is what White House
readout says. It's notable they put it in the readout to make clear. Sometimes the readouts are diplomatic speak and don't have a lot of concrete talking points about what happened in the meeting and this is revealing of what was said. Of course, it doesn't say what the President Erdogan responded and we'll wait to see what Turkey's readout of that conversation was. It is notable they put it in there.
It does raise questions about going forward, will turkey be able to buy F-16s they are now trying to buy?
BLITZER: It's interesting also that in the readout that the White House put out, they say the president emphasized the importance of strong democratic institutions, respect for human rights, and the rule of law for peace and prosperity. This comes after the Turkish President Erdogan, he was threatening to expel the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, ambassadors from other NATO allies, and declare them persona non grata simply because they were protesting Turkey's behavior towards a dissident.
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: This businessman philanthropist was locked up several years ago by Turkey, he had been put up on charges of being involved in protests, essentially, against a business development in 2013. Those charges were later dropped and the government put more charges on him, accusing him of being behind a coup plot several years ago.
So, this is a very importance message for President Biden to be giving to President Erdogan, not just for President Erdogan to hear, but for the rest of the United States allies. Remembering, this is about human rights. This is what President Biden came into his presidency saying was going to be on the top of his agenda, that he is placing it clearly in front of President Erdogan who has locked up a number of journalists.
He has a very poor human rights record in Turkey at the moment, beyond his transgressions, buying non-NATO Russian surface-to-air missiles. This is, I think, a key area where the president may not be able to change completely Erdogan's track, but is making it clear that human rights is valued by the United States and is essential for a good working relationship.
COLLINS: And I think what's important about that is, often during the Trump administration, obviously I covered former President Trump, they would turn a blind eye to a lot of things like that, maybe not Turkey threatening to expel the U.S. envoy because, of course, they were saying that this jailed philanthropist should be released, but you often saw them turn a blind eye to a lot of human rights abuses that were committed in Turkey, and it was a major issue between the two of them.
There were questions on the world stage, is the United States willing to let them get away with this to pursue other strategic points with Turkey? And so, the fact that this is in the White House readout is significant because it does send the message the president is willing to say something about it. Of course, what actually happened inside the room, and what that discussion was and how much did he push it on, that is something that, of course, President Biden and President Erdogan and their staffs only know.
BLITZER: They're also discussing the president of the United States and the European Union commission president. They're also discussing tariffs that were imposed by the U.S. on steel and aluminum imports.
This potentially is significant as well.
COLLINS: It's very significant and is welcomed news for a lot of industries back at home because, of course, these are the tariffs that were put in place by former President Trump I believe in 2018 -- 25 percent on steel, 10 percent on aluminum. That really affected a lot of businesses obviously because then there were these retaliatory tariffs put in place by the European Union, by other nations, and so, now, the U.S. and the E.U. have reached a deal on these tariffs.
They're not essentially getting rid of them but they will allow up to a certain amount of imports to come into the United States tariff- free. That is significant news. They will remain when it gets to a certain amount. Industries at home will like that because it won't be a glut of foreign steel and aluminum brought into the United States at very cheap prices, of course, affecting the domestic industry.
It s significant because there's been a big question of President Biden with the tariffs because the thinking had been, he would come into office and undue the measures that former President Trump had taken and we haven't seen that on the same scale when it comes to tariffs.
And so, this is significance in the sense that they will be rolling this, they will be scaling this back and we could potentially hear from President Biden on this today.
BLITZER: Especially at a time when there's inflation in the United States. Serious inflation going on, providing cost increases for so many products for middle-class families, and it's a serious problem.
Guys, don't go too far away. There's more we need to discuss, Kaitlan and Nic.
The fight against climate change moves to Glasgow, Scotland, up next for what's called the COP26 summit.
Tom Steyer is co-executive chair of Galvanized Climate Solutions. He's also an environmentalist, former candidate for president of the United States. He's joining us live from London right now.
Thanks so much, Tom, for joining us.
Ahead of this summit in Scotland, the U.N. secretary general warned, and I'm quoting now, there's a serious risk that Glasgow will not deliver, that's a direct quote. Do you share that concern? TOM STEYER, CO-EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF GALVANIZE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS: Well, I
think everybody in the world, wolf, knows that it's imperative that the Glasgow summit works, and that means that countries really have to step up beyond what they've already done and furthermore, I think this is a critical point, civil society and business really have to come forward and get into the fight and really show that we can deliver what has to happen for the safety of the world going forward as far as climate goes.
BLITZER: How can President Biden, though, lead by example during this upcoming Scotland summit when he will be arriving to the summit without a climate deal of his own? He hoped that the House would pass it before he left. That didn't happen.
STEYER: Well, you're right, Wolf, that he doesn't have legislation in his back pocket, but he does have the framework for a deal that shows that, in fact, this administration and the Congress are behind a very, very substantial, the biggest move by America by far, to address our climate crisis. I mean, just to put it in context, this is $555 billion and the biggest ever climate package in American history under the Obama administration was $90 billion.
So he has a very powerful weapon in his back pocket that says that America will live up to its pledge and can go back to leading the world in terms of climate. He's in a good position.
BLITZER: As you know, Tom, many of the leaders of the world's biggest polluters, talking China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, won't be at this Scotland summit in person. What options are there to try to hold them accountable? They've got to get on board as well.
STEYER: You're absolutely right about that, Wolf. I mean, it is critical. This is global warming. It's absolutely imperative that every country, particularly China, I mean, if you look at the numbers, China is the biggest polluter on this basis by far in the world, and it's absolutely critical that they come to the table because otherwise we're never going to reach our global climate goals.
I think really, the United States had to get back into the position of, you know, moral leadership and economic leadership. I truly believe that what's going to happen is the governments will set the tone, will send a message that they have to do this, but I really believe that the private sector has made a huge change, is going to continue to lead on this, and really is going to produce things that nobody expects faster, cheaper, better in a way that changes the world in a way that it has to change going forward.
BLITZER: But as you know, tom, regardless of what happens at the Scotland COP26 Summit in the coming days, the real test will be whether countries actually follow through on their verbal promises, right?
STEYER: Oh, absolutely. You know, there's an old saying in investment, strategy is easy, execution is hard.
[07:10:03] And boy, is that true here?
And that's really why I mean I keep coming back to it, Wolf, I apologize, but this really is not just about government setting the tone. It really is about civil society, people at large, businesses in particular, investing in innovation, investing in change, in a massive way.
I really expect that. I believe that what's going to happen is, new, cheaper, better ways of doing things are going to be brought to the floor in a way that people don't understand in massive quantities and that's how we're really going to change the world.
It's really about execution now, about getting it done. We know what has to happen.
BLITZER: Beyond the legislation, Tom, what more would you like to see President Biden do to address this critically important issue of climate change?
STEYER: Well, you know, Wolf, there are really two ways that things change in terms of government. One is, the kind of legislation and spending that pushes clean energy, pushes electric vehicles, pushes all the new kinds of changes we need.
But the second thing is rules, and this is an administration through the Environmental Protection Agency, through the Department of Transportation, through the Department of Commerce, can change a lot of rules that push us in the right direction, and I'm absolutely confident that they're going to do it because this administration has made a gigantic commitment to addressing our climate crisis, both here and I think they've made a huge commitment internationally to leading on this.
So, I think they have a lot of tools in their toolkit in order to address this beyond legislation and I expect them to use every single one of them.
BLITZER: Very quickly, before I let you go, but quickly, what do you say to those out there, including some leaders, who continue to insist this whole issue of climate change is a hoax, it's fake?
STEYER: Come on. This argument is over. There is absolutely no legitimate argument against this. We have put ourselves in a position where we are risking the safety and health of American citizens going forward in a very broad way.
I mean the whole reason to address this climate crisis is to avoid unimaginable human suffering, and anyone who is in a position of leadership, who is willing to risk unimaginable human suffering in my mind is completely irresponsible and should stand down.
BLITZER: Well said, indeed. Tom Steyer, thanks for joining us, thanks for all you and your colleagues are doing on this critically important issue facing the entire world right now. Thanks very, very much.
STEYER: Thanks, Wolf.
BLITZER: All right. Let's go back to Boris and Amara. They've got more news and we're standing by he here, guys, for developments as they unfold.
AMARA WALKER, CNN ANCHOR: Appreciate it, Wolf. We'll be checking back with you throughout the morning.
Right now, up next for us, election night in America. Now just two days away. We're going to go live to Virginia to check in on the governor's race that could have clues for how the midterms might play out.
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Plus, some critical votes on the Biden agenda expected on Capitol Hill this week. We'll hear from a progressive member of Congress who has been in the room negotiating this deal. What she has to say next.
SANCHEZ: Virginia voters will be deciding their next governor in the next two days and the outcome could have national implications as Democrats see the race as a bellwether ahead of next year's midterms.
WALKER: And Republicans are cautious as well.
Former President Trump will hold a tele-rally in Virginia tomorrow, but GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin says he won't be in attendance.
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GLENN YOUNGKIN (R), VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: So I haven't been involved in that. The teams are talking.
REPORTER: They would love to have you, would you like to be there?
YOUNGKIN: I've been out campaigning. I'm not engaged in the town hall, but we have more people helping us than you can believe. This is about unity.
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WALKER: All right. So, let's go to CNN national political reporter Dan Merica live in Manassas, Virginia, this morning. Dan, interesting to hear Youngkin trying to distance himself from Trump but he knows he also needs him in this race.
DAN MERICA, CNN NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER: I mean, that's -- he's trying to keep Trump at an arm's length for places like this and places like the suburbs around Washington, D.C., that sort of rejected Trump in 2020. Youngkin knows he can't fully embrace Trump and still be competitive in some of those areas.
What we've seen is how close this race is and the candidates know how close this race is. Saturday was a critical day, it was the last day of early voting in the commonwealth so you had both candidates stumping and seemed like it worked. According to the department of elections in Virginia, 1.1 million people have cast ballots in this race. That is a significant number that both candidates are closely watching and that sort of hints at the national implications here.
Those are more pressing really for McAuliffe than Youngkin. McAuliffe knows that his party is in power in Washington and voters are going to the polls in part as a referendum on that leadership. One thing he was hoping to tout was an infrastructure and spending deal on Capitol Hill. It doesn't seem like that's going to happen. And, in fact, we learned yesterday that vote may happen on Tuesday, the same day as Election Day here in Virginia.
There's a sort of cruel irony there and you can see in this bite how McAuliffe is aware of that cruel irony. Take a listen.
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TERRY MCAULIFFE (D), VIRGINIA GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: It is what it is. I mean, people here in Virginia want to hear about my education plan, job creation, what I'm going to do on health care. I don't get asked about it. I would like to see them do it as soon as possible because it's $7 billion worth of roads here in Virginia but as long as they get it done by the time I'm inaugurated, I'm happy.
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MERICA: You know, McAuliffe is being careful there. I can tell you, there are other Democrats here that are a little more fired up about the fact that the vote is not happening until Tuesday.
Now, both candidates will be on the trail today. McAuliffe will be here in Manassas. We'll have an event near Richmond, as well an event in Leesburg, and Youngkin spending much of the day in Western Virginia, stumping out there before both come back here for election night -- guys.
WALKER: All right. We'll be following that election very closely as the rest of the country. Dan Merica, thank you so much.
SANCHEZ: So Democrats in Congress are racing this morning to work out a deal on the bipartisan infrastructure bill as well as President Biden's larger spending plan. Sources say progressive lawmakers are meeting later today ahead of a potential vote on both bills as soon as Tuesday. Leadership had hoped to hand President Biden a legislative win before he went overseas for the G-20, but that plan fell apart amid divisions between progressives and two key moderate senators.
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence joins us now. She's a member of the progressive caucus and participated in key meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill this week.
Congresswoman, good morning and thank you for sharing part of your weekend with us. I want to ask you about house majority whip Jim Clyburn. He says he's confident that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the social spending bill will pass this week.
Do you share Congressman's Clyburn's optimism?
REP. BRENDA LAWRENCE (D-MI): Yes, I do, and I recognize this has been a long, bumpy road. So, we pride ourselves in the Democratic party being the party of the big tent. That means that we have multiple voices and concerns, and what we -- what I have learned, unique lesson in sausage making. All the voices -- I'm a member of the progressive caucus.
I'm chair of the Women's Caucus. I'm also in the leadership of the black caucus. So I've had this unique perch of hearing multiple voices and concerns that we wanted this once in a lifetime opportunity that was led out by President Biden to be transformational, more transformational than just investment in infrastructure, but investment in the quality of life of Americans.
And so, it's been a long road, but I'm excited about Tuesday where I'm told we're going to take the vote, and I understand everyone is on board.
SANCHEZ: Congresswoman, respectfully, you mentioned bumps in the road. We've seen two self-imposed deadlines come and go for this legislation. What makes this time different?
LAWRENCE: This time different, they're both coming forward at the same time. You have to understand, that has been a major barrier to getting this bill passed is because, unfortunately, we have two senators who have repeatedly said they wouldn't support the bill. We want this bill to be passed in the House and the Senate and make it to the president's desk, so you've seen the president not just sitting back talking. His sleeves have been rolled up and he's been negotiating.
I can tell you, I don't know anyone who is totally happy with this bill because community college is not in there, paid family leave is not in there. However, what's in there for housing, for child care, for the environment, this is transformational.
And so, we're going to live to fight another day. We're not going to let the perfect be the devil to the good, and we're going to make this happen. When you talk about bumps in the road, it has been consistently not of disagreement with the president's agenda. It has been that we want to make sure that both of these plans, the BIF, bipartisan infrastructure plan and the bill Build Back Better plan, were both on the floor for a vote.
SANCHEZ: Congresswoman, you mentioned paid family leave being kept out of the legislation, despite assurances at different points from the White House that it would be in the bills. How disappointed were you in the way that this played out in not having that key component in there?
LAWRENCE: I'm co-chair of the women's caucus. That was a huge issue for me because I know the challenges that people, especially people of lower income levels, the challenge they have with needing leave to take care of their children, take care of themselves, take care of their elders.
But the president, when he came to speak to us on Thursday, he made it very clear, this issue is not gone.
And we are going to fight to continue to get this provision into the policy of the United States. We're one of the few in the world that do not have built-in paid family leave. We looked at Germany, when you look at France who are more advanced than we are.
So, voting rights. Criminal justice reform, paid family leave. We know that we must look at community college as we have been so amazing in looking at pre-K -- thank goodness, I'm so excited about pre-K -- and to be able to assure that every child, including kindergarten through 12th grade, will get that platform of investment in their education to prepare them so that they will be successful and competitive, so that they can enter our workforce.
SANCHEZ: And, Congresswoman, one final question, do you have any final message for the two moderate senators, Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin as you enter what could be the final phases of passing this legislation in the House?
LAWRENCE: I need both of my senators to look at what's in this bill, and I know that they have in this bill provisions that would be transformational for not only their constituents, but transformational for America.
And while everyone is sitting around talking about what I don't want, especially these two senators, you need to move from the "I" and look at this country, cast your vote for what's going to be transformational and investment, an investment in the people in this country for generations to come.
SANCHEZ: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, we know you've got a lot of trick or treating to get to so we'll leave the conversation there, happy Halloween and thank you for joining us.
LAWRENCE: Happy Halloween. Thank you for having me.
SANCHEZ: Of course.
LAWRENCE: Stay with CNN. We'll be right back.
BLITZER: It's President Biden's final day of the G-20 summit right here in Rome and we're getting new details of his sit down with the Turkish president.
Also right now, a working session on climate change and the impact of the environment is already under way.
Later today, President Biden will hold a formal news conference and then travel to Scotland for the U.N. climate summit.
Joining us now CNN global affairs analyst Aaron David Miller.
Aaron, thanks so much for joining us.
What's your impression so far? How do you think it's going?
AARON DAVID MILLER, CNN GLOBAL AFFAIRS ANALYST: You know, I think even to the most partisan and skeptics, I think President Biden has a lot to be happy about. Pretty auspicious beginning to the trip. You've got the mea culpa to French President Macron, which is exceedingly important, particularly as Angela Merkel leaves the stage, the U.S./French relationship will become central I think to what happens in the transatlantic relationship.
Then you have the shout out that Biden is a good Catholic from the pope, I think that's good for Biden personally, meaningful for him, but it also pits American Catholic bishops, unfortunately for them, against the two most important Catholics in the world, President Biden and Pope Francis.
You've got the G-20 focusing, Wolf, I think on the core issues, COVID, you've got the global minimum tax, which has been in the works for quite a while and Janet Yellen and President Biden deserve credit for that, and G-20s are usually long on words and short on action.
And I suspect that will probably remain the case as we approach Glasgow, but I think for Biden on balance it's probably going to bump up his numbers a few points back home, whether or not that makes a difference given the fraught climate is highly uncertain.
BLITZER: What about this very strained relationship between these two NATO allies, the United States and Turkey right now? The president did have this separate meeting with the Turkish President Erdogan just a little while ago, and the U.S. made it clear in a formal statement as you heard, Aaron, that the U.S. is not happy with Turkey's, a NATO ally, to purchase these Russian air defense missile systems?
MILLER: You know, Wolf, we continue to use the word ally when we talk about turkey, in large part because they're part of the NATO alliance and we're obligated to commit to their defense under Article 5, but an ally is a country where there's a high degree of coincidence of interest, of values, and there's a strong base of domestic support.
I think on all three, Wolf, Turkey really no longer meets the definition of what a U.S. ally is. Everywhere you look, whether it's Erdogan's human rights violations, imprisonment of thousands of civil activists, judges, teachers, and, of course, kabala, the subject of this effort by Erdogan to declare ten ambassadors, including the U.S. ambassador, persona non-grata, on interests they did purchase the S- 400s from the Russia, they consider Russia and China to be counter- balances. We have divisions over Turkey over our relationship with the PYD, the
Kurds we supported in Syria. So everywhere you look, there's a problem.
I'm not suggesting -- Turkey remains an important country, it straddles East and West, but I think we're talking about managing those differences as we can, Wolf, not resolving them.
BLITZER: And what do you think about turkey's request now to go ahead and purchase a new generation of these F-16 fighter jets from the United States? Under normal circumstances, a NATO ally would be able to do so, but what do you think?
MILLER: Well, the Turks want compensation for the money they've invested in the F-35 program from which they've been canceled, they want upgrades for their F-16s. Even if the administration decided to greenlight this, I find it almost unimaginable that Congress would be willing to validate and sanction that agreement.
No. The Turks are going to have to give us something and we're going to have to find a compromise on the S-400s, otherwise it seems highly improbable that the Turks will have access to sophisticated U.S. military equipment in the future.
BLITZER: Finally, before I let you go, Aaron, hovering over this conference like so much of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic right now and there's enormous pressure on these wealthy nations, the G-20 countries, to do more to help the poorer nations get COVID vaccinations.
What else can be done? Because the wealthy nations, 60, 70, 80 percent of the people are fully vaccinated and some of these poorer constructions, maybe 2, 3, 4 percent are?
MILLER: I mean, I think that's a moral problem, it's an economic problem and clearly it's a matter of public health. Unless the world is vaccinated -- right now about 46 percent of the world's bills are vaccinated -- none of us are going to be safe. The variants will continue to circulate, and perhaps grow more lethal and transmissible in character.
I mean, Biden's been pretty good on this. He's pledged to buy -- purchased almost a billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine for distribution. I think the U.S. is the largest single donor of vaccines to some of these developing countries in the world.
But the reality, unless big pharma decides, the drug companies, ease up on their intellectual property claims, and agree to allow local manufacturers to produce these things, however difficult it may be and to transfer to them, to these countries, where the vaccines need to be developed, the technology to produce them, seems to me it's going to be extremely difficult to meet what the G-20 wants and what the world wants, which is to vaccinate 70rs percent of the world by next year. It's a fraught situation, Wolf, and one last point, if the world's
response to COVID is any indication of how the world plans to deal with the other incredibly difficult issue that world is facing, the subject of the COP26 in Glasgow, we're going to be in for some pretty dashed expectations in the weeks and months ahead.
We have to keep trying, but you cannot make a strong case right now and inspiring case for multilateral case on either COVID or frankly climate.
BLITZER: Aaron David Miller, as usual, we appreciate your thoughts. Thank you very, very much.
We're staying on top of all the late-breaking developments here at the G-20 summit in Rome and then heading to Scotland for the climate summit, the COP26 climate summit. I will be flying over to Scotland later today. I will be anchoring our coverage tomorrow and Tuesday in "THE SITUATION ROOM" from Scotland. Lots going on.
Let's take a quick break. Much more of our special coverage coming up right after this.
WALKER: Labor shortages, rising inflation and global supply chain problems could mean more people going hungry in the U.S. Right now, some food banks and school cafeterias are struggling to get what they need, and as the rampant supply chain crisis worsens, out of stock items make a guessing game of what's going to be on the school lunch menu.
Joining me to discuss is Olivia Stone. She's the student nutrition service supervisor for Centerville City Schools in Ohio.
Good morning to you. Thanks for joining us.
Let's get to it right off the bat. What kind of food items are you guys out of stock?
OLIVIA STONE, STUDENT NUTRITION SUPERVISOR, CENTERVILLE CITY SCHOOLS: Well, I will say it changes every week, but some of our major staples that are the kids' favorites are hamburgers, pizzas and peanut butter and jelly uncrustables, those seem to be the ones causing us most issues and the ones the kids seem to miss the most.
We're doing our best to try to get them in stock when our distributors have them, but it's getting increasingly difficult, given that all schools in America are serving free meals this year. So, as you can imagine, the manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with the demand that the schools are needing.
WALKER: I mean, that's concerning because I mean at least for my picky eater. My daughter only eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chicken nuggets. So, what are you finding substitutes? Is that costing you more?
STONE: Absolutely. We are find something substitutes in some respects.
For the peanut butter and jelly, a sun butter and jelly, but as you can imagine, it's certainly not what the kids are truly wanting and yes, you are right, peanut butter and jelly is a staple for our pickiest eaters as is cheese pizza.
We are find something substitutes. For pizza, we are having a very hard time getting pizza, so we're finding it hard to find substitutes for that. Yes, it is far more expensive, which is creating a lot of issues for managing our very tight budgets as it is.
WALKER: I mean, Olivia, how are you managing? This must be quite stressful for you, especially knowing for a lot of children, these school meals are basically their lifelines, their only meal for many of them?
STONE: Absolutely. And it's our obligation to feed the kids. I mean, that's why we're here and that's why we do what we do.
It is certainly stressful, but I can say that, you know, we've been very flexible and very creative with what we've had to do. We certainly will not let the children go hungry. We will find something that children will eat. We don't want parents to be concerned.
They don't needs the burden of trying to figure out what they're going to feed their children. That is our job, and we're doing our best to be sure that we have those food items that the kids are expecting each day. If we don't, at least something that they will nourish their bodies and brains.
WALKER: Yeah, good on you for getting creative, but this is unprecedented, correct?
STONE: Indeed, it is. We thought last year was unprecedented, but this year has certainly shown us that, you know, flexibility and perseverance is the most important things.
WALKER: Well, thank you for your perseverance, Olivia Stone. As we know president Biden in the next few hours will be discussing this global supply chain issues with world leaders and hopefully we can find a solution fast. Thank you so much, Olivia.
STONE: Thank you.
SANCHEZ: There's still much more ahead on NEW DAY, but, first, Princess Diana challenged the royal family in a way that would shake the monarchy to its core, and that's the focus of tonight's episode of the CNN original series "DIANA."
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There's a real pressure cooker atmosphere as Diana is planning for the publication of the book.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's at least a year in the making, and she's doing all this literally under the noses of royal officials.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Diana was effectively planting a bomb underneath the royal family.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Diana knew the minute Buckingham palace found out about this, it would have been stopped.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: At one stage, Diana felt that all her conversations were being listened to, so we decided to get some scramblers. These are the original ones that we used, which would be laughable nowadays but each time we used them, we would have a conversation for perhaps half a minute and the line would be cut completely dead.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She insisted that we have her rooms at Kensington Palace swept for bugs. Diana trusted no one inside the royal system.
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SANCHEZ: Don't miss an all new episode of the CNN original series "Diana" tonight at 9:00 Eastern and Pacific, right here on CNN.
SANCHEZ: The Atlanta Braves are just one win away from claiming their first World Series since 1995.
WALKER: That's exciting. And former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania were at game four in Atlanta, waving to the crowd, and they saw a great one.
Coy Wire is live from Truist Park in Atlanta.
Yeah, the city is buzzing this morning and it has nothing to do with too much Halloween candy, right?
COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Not yet. Oh, my goodness, good morning to you. The Braves on a precipice of pulling one of the turnarounds they have ever seen. Losing record at the all star break, they had to replace every outfielder. They lost their ace pitcher in game one to a broken leg. After all that, here they are with a chance to win it all tonight at home. It would be one of the greatest moments in Atlanta sports history.
Braves down 2-1 in the seventh. Just crowd waiting to explode. Dansby Swanson lights the fuse. He sends the rocket to right. Ball just sneaking over the wall. Crowd goes wild. Game tied. The momentum fully flowing for Atlanta now. Very next batter, Jorge Soler hits that thing out of here!
Solder sending to the left, again, just past Jordan Alvarez's glove, back to back homes for the lead. The dugout is hyped. Defense, eighth inning, Jose Altuve, incredible catch by Eddie Rosario.
Full sprint, ridiculous hand/eye coordination, share-fire extra bases hit from Altuve, dashes the Astros' hopes for a rally. Braves win taking a commanding 3-1 series lead. They can clinch the title tonight.
After the game, Swanson shared how he did not let this moment get too big for him.
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DANSBY SWANSON, ATLANTA BRAVES SHORTSTOP: In that moment, I think the feedback kind of went through the roof. This game, it's so funny, it can be such a challenging game, so hard and we can get so caught up in results, we can get so caught up in everything else.
But the real thing that matters is playing the game to win and competing to win and so I feel like that's just where I went. You know what, let's get rid of everything else and let's just compete. Something amazing happened.
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WIRE: Amara, Boris, I'm in the presence of greatness. Joining us, Blooper, the mascot for the Atlanta braves. Big part of the reason they have a home field advantage here, 7-0 in the postseason at home! If they can get an eighth win tonight, it will be game over. World Series champs for the braves.
If not, it goes back to Houston. Good morning!
WALKER: Were you guys staring each other down. So close, nose and nose.
WIRE: I was channeling my inner Blooper and getting that Braves mojo because it's been flowing.
SANCHEZ: Ii felt like I was seeing double for a second.
Coy Wire, thank you so much, my friend.
WALKER: Thanks for starting you morning with us, everyone.
SANCHEZ: "INSIDE POLITICS SUNDAY" is up next. Happy Halloween.